Found December 29, 2012 on NESN.com:
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Buried in the news that the Red Sox had acquired yet another closer in dealing for Pittsburgh’s Joel Hanrahan was the knowledge that a one-time closer-in-training still waits in the Boston system. That’s because Daniel Bard, who was once considered likely to take the ninth-inning reins from Jonathan Papelbon, is far from major league dominance after a mess of a season. Bard was moved into a starting role last year after Papelbon left and the team traded for closer Andrew Bailey. What followed was a rough few months where Bard not only faded as a starter but also loss the lights-out ability he had shown as a reliever. Now, Bard is working on getting his form back — and the Red Sox are dealing for closers again. With Hanrahan anointed the new closer and Bailey the setup man, the question now is what will happen to Bard. After his disappointing 2012, though, Bard isn’t eyeing the depth chart. “I haven’t really thought about how it affects my situation,” Bard told Rob Bradford of WEEI.c...
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